Ayodhya: Officials of the trust responsible for the construction of the structure said here on Sunday that an estimated Rs 1,800 crore would be spent on the construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya.
The Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust, formed on the orders of the Supreme Court for the construction of a temple in this Hindu holy city of Uttar Pradesh, approved its rules and manual after a marathon meeting here.
In the meeting held at Faizabad Circuit House, the members of the trust also unanimously decided to make space for the idols of prominent Hindu saints in the temple premises.
Based on a report filed by experts, the trust has estimated to spend Rs 1,800 crore only on the construction of the Ram temple.
Trust’s general secretary Champat Rai said that in the meeting the rules and bye-laws of the trust were finalized after long consideration and suggestions of all concerned.
He said the trust has also decided to make space for idols of prominent Hindu saints and main characters of the Ramayana period in the temple premises.
Rai said that 14 of the 15 members of the trust participated in the meeting.
Construction committee chairman Nripendra Mishra, trust chairman Mahant Nritya Gopal Das, treasurer Govind Dev Giri, member Udupi Peethadheeshwar Vishwatirtha Prasannaacharya, Dr. Anil Mishra, Mahant Dinendra Das, Kameshwar Chaupal and ex-officio member District Magistrate Nitish Kumar were present along with others. While Keshav Parasharan, Yugpurush Parmanand, Vimalendra Mohan Pratap Mishra and ex-officio member State Principal Secretary Home Sanjay Kumar participated virtually.
Rai said the construction of the temple is expected to be completed by December 2023 and Lord Rama is expected to be seated in the sanctum sanctorum by Makar Sankranti festival in January 2024.